Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. ~~Proverbs 3:5-6

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bad mood plan, Day 4

So I decided that this morning would be the last day for the 7 day smoothie. Notice that I only made it to day 4. I'm really trying to blame it on the fact that I didn't think that parsley would hold up long enough in the refrigerator, but we all know that I wouldn't stick to this regime of a nasty smoothie every morning for 7 days. I started to take a picture of the drink....but I decided to spare you the nastiness that it is!

One of my co-workers decided to do this along with me, but ended up a day behind me. She sent me text messages every morning after she made her smoothie. Here is pretty much verbatim what she had to say.

  • Day 1: "Why didn't you tell me that it tasted so bad?"
  • Day 2: "It was a little better this morning, but I still couldn't drink the whole thing"
  • Day 3: "I almost vomited green smoothie just now"

Amanda, I totally feel you. I thought Abby was going to lose it when I made the smoothie this morning. Oh the things we will do to lose a few lbs!

all*you - I am completely at a loss for words! I may actually have to write one of those letters (when I come up with words) that shows up at the front of the magazine where inevitably the editor writes some sort of apology for including such bad information in their publication. Shame on you!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bad mood plan, Day 3

Nothing important to report today.....except for the fact that I couldn't drink all of the green smoothie this morning. No matter how hard I tried, it just wasn't happening!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bad mood plan, Day 2

Day 2 has gone pretty good.....I'm not as mean as I thought I would be. That morning drink I told y'all about - is making me pee myself silly, so obviously it does help with water retention! (Sorry if that's too much info!)

By the way, how many calories do you think there are in about 3 oz of a strawberry smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe? Some mean person brought in huge smoothies and iced coffees, but I was a good girl and poured out a wee-little bit into a small cup and gave the rest to Pam (she's like Mikey, she'll eat Oh, and it is my boss' b-day today, and I passed on ice cream cake from Dairy Queen! Go me!!

Also, update on the fritters that are STILL on my kitchen counter - Danny sat on the couch last night and ate one in front of me!!!!! Way to go for being so supportive honey!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bad mood plan, Day 1!

Alright, I decided that I needed a kick-start to losing some weight.....after reading the cover of my all*you magazine that boasts "Lose 7 lbs in 7 days!". I'm biting all*you, and you better follow through (that way it isn't my fault if I don't see results)!

The food seems fine, it's basically limiting yourself to 1200 calories a day, but there is this green smoothie that you must start your day with - it's supposed to aid in getting rid of water retention, etc. Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 cup chopped parsley (stems and all), yes it does say 1 whole cup!
  • 1/4 cup no sugar added pineapple
  • 1 inch ginger root (peeled and grated)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup water

It doesn't taste bad, it just smells....well, really parsleyish. And it looks like creamed spinach that has been liquefied. Nice huh? Not really what you want your first beverage of the day to be, but again I will say, it's not too bad.

So, here's my confession, I did good all day with my healthy options for snacks, oh and for lunch I had this yum-o Healthy Choice cafe selection meal, Chicken Margherita (chicken, noodles, tomatoes, roasted garlic, in some sort of yummy sauce) I was saying, I did good all day until I got home and ate some frozen pizza (we forgot to thaw meat out for something slightly healthier), and I overdid it on the pizza. SOOOOO, now I have to go walk extra laps. Errrr!

p.s. Pray for my hubby since I could possibly take out my irritation and frustration on him since I can't eat the things that I really want. And for those of you who have ever had an apple fritter from Donut Palace - there is a boxful of those in my kitchen right now that he forgot to take to work, and they are calling to me as I type this!!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My toothless wonder!

Y'all are going to get tired of "tooth-pulling" news! This tooth had to be the worst so far - she was absolutely adamant (sp?) that it was not going to be pulled. I don't know how Danny did it, but he somehow tricked her into getting it out. As for me, I was way in the other room, cuz there is just something about tooth pulling that doesn't agree with my nerves!
About to dig into a cupcake! (the rest are going to school in the morning to celebrate her b-day while school is still in)

#5 is gone! (click to enlarge)

Destiny, how do you like her placement of the fake tattoo that is compliments of you?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wow - 100!

At my brother-in-laws request, I am not doing one of those "this is my 100th post!" posts. Rather, I will flashback to my VERY 1ST post ever, and marvel at the fact that I am still doing this on a semi-regular basis!

Then - Mother's Day 2008

Now - Mother's Day 2009 (forgive the grainy pic, we waited until too late to take a decent picture outside & our camera is going stupid on us)

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Good grief guys, what does it take to get a few comments?

Help a sister feel loved!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy "fake" 7th birthday!

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we had Abby's birthday party 5 weeks early - since this happened, she has now coined it her "fake" birthday. Go figure!
Abby and her cousin Jon Jon

Some of the gang - top row (L to R), Gracie and Jon Jon, middle row, Natalie, Abby, Eli, and last but certainly not least is Collier (you have no idea how hard it was to get these kiddos to pose for us)

Emma, Natalie, Abby, and Jon Jon digging for dinosaur bones

The throne!

She looks so thrilled doesn't she?

Enjoying cake, ice cream, and lemonade!

Cousin Noah taking a turn in the throne

Face painting

I think Abby is supervising

Getting ready to open presents!

If you've never heard of "Flarp", go get some if you want to make kids laugh hysterically (well, I thought it was pretty humorous also!). Thanks Collier!

Thanks Gracie!

Thanks Zachary!

I wanted to put pics of everyones presents on here, but some didn't turn out too well. We want to thank everyone who helped make Abby's "fake" birthday an awesome one! (oh, and if you've never done a party at the Creative Discovery Museum - it's awesome because you don't have to lift a finger!)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Abby's party...

The party was awesome (and yes, her birthday isn't for another month - lots of ?'s about that today)! Hopefully I will find time to get the pics on here tomorrow!